March 3, 2013

Trinity Baseball Beats Southwestern to Complete Weekend Sweep

San Antonio - The Tiger baseball team finished off a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend sweep with a 15-2 win over Southwestern University on Sunday afternoon.

Trinity led off the game with a four-run first inning, then after Southwestern scored twice, the Tigers added five more in the third to make it a 9-2 game.  Trinity improved to 12-2 on the season and 5-1 in the SCAC.  The Pirates fell to 1-16 overall.

The Tigers were on fire offensively in today's game, piling up 15 runs on 16 hits in a game that was shortened due to a 10-run rule.  The Pirates were held to just five hits by four Trinity pitchers.

Three different Trinity players finished with three hits in the game, and first-year Austin Singer was just a double shy of hitting for the cycle.  Singer went 3-3 with three runs and four RBI, hitting a triple and a home run.

Will Donnan finished 3-3 with three runs and three RBI, while Christian Muscarello was 3-4 with three runs scored and his second home run of the year.  

Kelly Woodruff and Pat Hirschberg both went 2-4 for the Tigers, and both nabbed extra-base hits.  Woodruff doubled and drove in a pair of runs, while Hirschberg had his fourth triple of the young season.

Trinity starter Tanner Barron struck out four through two-plus innings, but also hit three batters and walked three more - allowing two earned runs.  Michael Walker (1-1) began a solid effort out of the bullpen for the Tigers, pitching two scoreless innings to earn the win.  

Andrew Alig struck out four batters and allowed just one hit through two innings, while Ryan Gray struck out the side to finish off the game in the seventh.

Trinity will not have much time to celebrate this weekend's wins, as the Tigers return to action tomorrow night against Cardinal Stritch University at 7:00 p.m.

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